CoinJar Touch Bitcoin Mobile App Launched for iOS, Android Coming Soon

CoinJar has launched its latest iOS mobile app, CoinJar Touch. Mirroring the web-based platform, the app supports CoinJar usernames, Bitcoin addresses

CoinJar has launched its latest iOS mobile app, CoinJar Touch.

Mirroring the web-based platform, the app supports CoinJar usernames, Bitcoin addresses and scanned QR codes, as well as requests for payment via e-mail. Users can also purchase bitcoin and have fiat withdrawn to connected bank accounts. There are also push notifications for events like receipt of payment.

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The app can be secured with a passcode, Touch ID and Data Wipe, and signing in via 1Password integration is available, as well.

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Said CoinJar CEO Asher Tan:

“With CoinJar Touch, we’ve humanised payments, making it easier than anything else out there, even traditional banking apps, to transfer money between friends, acquaintances, and business, quickly and easily. Just like everything else CoinJar builds, CoinJar Touch is tailored to international markets.”

Though currently only available for users in Australia, both AUD and GBP are supported reference currencies. Late last year, the company moved its headquarters to the UK to catalyze growth and avoid having to impose a 10% sales tax on bitcoin purchases. Despite the move, the company continues to maintain a strong presence in Australia, where most of its clientele are located and where it remains active in the local Bitcoin community.

Last year, CoinJar pulled a previous iteration of its iOS app after Apple prohibited bitcoin transmission functionality, but reinstated it in June after Apple revised its policy.

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